Welcome to the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting website.

The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Coalition is a membership-based coalition representing unions, NGOs, CBOs, community media, independent film and TV production sector organisations; academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.

The vision of the SOS Coalition is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s Constitution.

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Latest items

ICASA 2014 South African Local Content Discussion Meeting for Independent TV Production Industry

Date submitted: 31 August 2014
ICASA 2014 South African Local Content Discussion Meeting for Independent TV Production Industry

Urgent Industry and Civil Society TV Content Discussion Meeting - Local TV Content may be drastically reduced - Wednesday 3rd September at the ...Read more

Parliament must come clean on whose interest it serves: the executive’s or the public’s?

Date submitted: 26 August 2014
Parliament must come clean on whose interest it serves: the executive’s or the public’s?

We call on the Committee Chair to do the right thing and summon the Minister back to Parliament to account fully and substantively on the matter ...Read more

The SOS Coalition is Hiring

Date submitted: 25 August 2014
The SOS Coalition is Hiring

We’re hiring a new campaign organiser. Do you make the ...Read more

SOS Calls for the Immediate Investigation of the SABC Chair’s Qualifications

Date submitted: 17 July 2014
SOS Calls for the Immediate Investigation of the SABC Chair’s Qualifications

The Coalition calls on Parliament to immediately investigate these allegations. Further, Coalition members believe that if these allegations are ...Read more

Appointment of SABC COO

Date submitted: 9 July 2014
Appointment of SABC COO

The SOS Coalition notes with alarm the Minister of Communications’ announcement of the appointment of Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the COO of the ...Read more